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Environment : Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Riverfront Recapture

Reuniting Hartford with its riverfront

three stars

89.70

50 Columbus Boulevard 1st Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
tel: (860) 713-3131   Web Site
EIN: 06-1045653

Board Leadership
Dave Jenkins
Chair

CEO
Michael Zaleski
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.70 three stars
  Financial 86.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Riverfront Recapture was created in 1981 to develop a comprehensive plan to reunite Hartford with its Riverfront. In 2016, Riverfront revised its mission statement to the bare essentials: Connect people with the Connecticut River.

Our vision is a beautiful riverfront park system that is highly recognized and widely utilized as a unique regional asset. The pathway to our vision and mission has several components: Riverfront Recapture is a guardian of the river and its parks. Combined with cultural, recreational and educational engagement, we connect people with the river and its parks.

Our efforts provide an attractive destination for visitors and residents and encourage economic development including more than 800 new apartments near our parks over the last three years. We are pleased to play a role in revitalizing the region and keeping it vibrant and active.

Riverfront Recapture was created in 1981 to develop a comprehensive plan to reunite Hartford with its Riverfront. In 2016, Riverfront revised its mission statement to the bare essentials: Connect people with the Connecticut River.

Our vision is a beautiful riverfront park system that is highly recognized and widely utilized as a unique regional asset. The pathway to our vision and mission has several components: Riverfront Recapture is a guardian of the river and its parks. Combined with cultural, recreational and educational engagement, we connect people with the river and its parks.

Our efforts provide an attractive destination for visitors and residents and encourage economic development including more than 800 new apartments near our parks over the last three years. We are pleased to play a role in revitalizing the region and keeping it vibrant and active.

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Financial

three stars

86.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
86.5%
  Administrative Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.91
  Program Expenses Growth 8.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Riverfront Recapture on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Riverfront Recapture on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Riverfront Recapture (CT) 89.70 three stars
Madison Square Park Conservancy (NY) 85.67 three stars
Discovery Green Conservancy (TX) 97.17 four stars
Randall's Island Park Alliance (NY) 89.46 three stars
Riverside Park Conservancy (NY) 90.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $936,802
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $143,631
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,434,815
Total Contributions $2,515,248
   Program Service Revenue $692,245
Total Primary Revenue $3,207,493
   Other Revenue $166,277
TOTAL REVENUE $3,373,770
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,929,370
   Administrative Expenses $105,137
   Fundraising Expenses $332,910
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,367,417
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,353
   
Net Assets $3,032,586

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Park Management and Development $1,530,606 52.3%
Park Recreation and Outdoor Adventures $910,340 31.1%
Entertainment and Events $488,424 16.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/03/2019 89.70 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 92.56 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 88.28 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 89.17 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.68 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 81.67 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 77.37 two stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 77.52 two stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 79.43 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 80.43 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.00 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 77.86 two stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 88.41 three stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 90.74 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 93.69 four stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 70.10 two stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 69.21 one star
2003-12 12/01/2004 77.50 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 06-1045653
Name in IRS Master File RIVERFRONT RECAPTURE INC
NTEE Code N32
NTEE Classification Parks and Playgrounds
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (400) Area development, redevelopment of renewal
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$133,149 3.95% Michael Zaleski President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Riverfront Recapture (CT) 89.70 three stars
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (PA) 86.39 three stars
San Francisco Parks Alliance (CA) 90.74 four stars
Cincinnati Parks Foundation (OH) 90.71 four stars
Mill River Park Collaborative (CT) 90.67 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Riverfront Recapture
50 Columbus Boulevard
1st Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
tel: (860) 713-3131
fax: (860) 713-3138
EIN: 06-1045653

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Board Leadership

Dave Jenkins
Chair

CEO

Michael Zaleski
President & CEO

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